The good earth
Gardeners quickly learn that the pH of the soil determines the health of their plants. Some love acid soil. Others thrive on alkaline soil. And then there are plants that are flexible - they'll do great in any kind of soil.
|Our huge impatients|
thrive in their proper pH
But here's the secret - once you match the pH of the plant to the pH of your soil, you miraculously have the garden of your dreams. It works like a charm every time. Sick, spindly, out of their element plants will suddenly bloom with good health. All it takes is the proper pH for that particular plant.
It's the same for people only we don't pay attention to our own pH.
|Most of this salad is|
alkaline - raw veggies
Cheese, an acid, is sprinkled
on in moderation.
Acid foods make up the bulk of the typical American diet. A lot of people feel (myself included) that if you're not enjoying optimal health with what you're currently eating, shifting your focus to alkaline foods is going to help a lot. It's easy and quite yummy!
Simply strive for 80% alkaline foods in your diet each day and 20% acid instead of the almost 100% acid foods that most Americans eat. That's it!
|Ham (acid) in moderation.|
Veggies (alkaline) in abundance.
The Alkaline Food Chart
Like amending your garden soil to grow the healthier plants, amending your body's soil (the blood) will work miracles.
This food chart is presented as educational and food for thought. It is not a substitute for competent medical care. Always get your doctor's OK before modifying your diet. Dietary changes may effect medications you are taking.
Stevia (herbal sweetner)
Lemons, Watermelons, Limes, Grapefruit, Mangos, Papayas
Asparagus, Onions, Fresh Vegetable Juices, Parsley, Spinach, Broccoli, Garlic
Herb Teas, Mint Teas, Lemon Water
Dates, Figs, Melons, Grapes, Kiwi, Berries, Apples, Pears, Raisins
Okra, Squash (any), Beets, Celery, Lettuce, Zucchini, Sweet Potatoes, Carob
Flax Seed Oil
Oranges, Bananas, Cherries, Peaches, Avocados
Carrots, Tomatoes, Corn, Mushrooms, Cabbage, Peas, Potato Skins, Olives, Soybeans, Tofu
Amaranth, Millet, Wild Rice, Quinoa
Soy Cheese, Soy Milk, Goat Cheese, Goat Milk, Whey
Plums, Processed Fruits and Fruit Juices
Cooked Spinach, Kidney Beans, String Beans
Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds
Sprouted Wheat Bread, Spelt, Brown Rice
Eggs, Butter, Yogurt, Buttermilk, Cottage Cheese
Sour Cherries, Rhubarb
Potatoes (without skin), Beans
White Rice, Corn Meal, Buckwheat, Oats, Rye
Turkey, Chicken, Lamb
Blueberries, Cranberries, Prunes
Wheat, White Flour, Pastries
Cheese, Homogenized Milk, Ice Cream, Sour Cream
Beef, Pork, Shell Fish, Sausage
Beer, Soft Drinks, Alcohol, Wine